Harriet Tubman was a Civil War nurse, an Abolitionist, Advocate of Women’s Suffrage Movement, Civil Rights activist, Prominent figure in the Underground Railroad, and the first women in America to conduct an armed military raid (Accomplishments”). Harriet Tubman was free for 12 years, in those 12 years Harriet helped turn the Underground Railroad into one of the most important aspects of abolitionism and Harriet became one of the most active Figures in the movement (“Harriet Tubman Summary”). “Harriet Tubman helped shelter the poor and the elderly on the farm in Auburn though she herself struggled financially” (“Harriet Tubman Summary”). Harriet being a Conductor, she guided many slaves to freedom in her lifetime. Harriet, being raised as a slave and being black hasn’t stopped her from achieving these
Harriet Tubman mostly known for her abolitionist work was a very influential woman that saved many slaves’ lives. She was born into slavery with siblings and parents by her side. She died on March 10, 1913, but is still remembered for all of her work. Harriet Tubman had a hard life in slavery, worked in the Civil War, rescued slaves, worked on the underground railroad and can be compared to Nat Turner who also lived in the period of time when there was slavery. First off, Harriet Tubman was a slave that suffered many beatings and punishments for her actions that would cause her to have seizures in her later life.
She has helped the United States in many ways. After that she also purchased land to build a home in 1896 for needy and sick blacks. Harriet tubman was the conductor of the underground railroad The Underground Railroad was a bunch secret routes and safe houses that slaves used to escape to free states or Canada. Harriet was one of the people who helped establish the Underground Railroad.She was also known as “Moses.” Tubman was called this because she took slaves to the safety. Another way Harriet Tubman brought slaves to safety was when she codes songs to have different meanings.
For instance, he saw and heard how slavery affected many people he cared about. His own mother was separated from him as a baby, but that never stopped her from walked for miles and hours to see him for a brief time. Her willpower to see him even though she wasn’t supposed to showed Douglass what determination was at a young age. He also saw his Aunt Hester be painfully whipped by her master right in front of him which left him scarred and with a realization of how evil slavery is at a young age. His grandmother was a good slave for her entire life and she still was hardly given freedom until she reached an old age.
In my essay I will be comparing and contrasting the article “Slave Girl” and the book “Frederick Douglass” with their differences and similarities. In the article Slave Girl it tells you about a young girl with the name Shyima whom is twelve years of age and who has been sent off to to another household to help support her family financially. Shyima was working as a maid in other words; slave.On the other hand in the book “Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass” which is about a African American slave boy by the name of Frederick Douglass. He was raised without a mother and father which everyone knows it is a true struggle to society. Just imagine how life was back in those days, growing up without love ones and working for non family
People like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Tubman all spoke their minds and expressed their ideas to move the movement forward, even after facing trials and tribulations. For instance, Harriet tubman, a former slave, had to prevail through many struggles to do what she thought was right. When she was younger she got hit in the head with a weight by her master, which resulted in long-term physical consequences, as Abolition and Women 's Rights reads, “She suffered fainting spells for the rest of her life but did not let that stop her from working for her freedom...after her escape, Harriet Tubman made 19 dangerous journeys to free enslaved persons.” She had a lot on her back, even a $40,000 bounty. However, Tubman knew what was right, let nothing stop her, and thought for herself, which ended up helping many people escape slavery. Another abolitionist, William L. Garrison, a white man from Boston, also went through trials and tribulations.
In this way of helping the slaves, the most famous person was Harriet Tubman, who was a slave as well. She helped more than three hundred black people to reach the safe places. Thanks to the Underground Railroad, about 75,000 slaves escaped before the Civil War began. However, in the North most people were opposed to the extreme abolitionists. Northerners thought that extremists’ made a peaceful end of the slavery impossible.
Celie lives with her Younger sister Nettie and a brood of half brothers and sisters. She lives a life of abuse and moil with a mother who is sickly and worn out with childbearing and soon dies, and Alphonso, whom she thinks is her father. But who later turns out to be her stepfather. Celie lives like a slave- cooking, cleaning and looking after the other children. She is denied to go to school, because according to her stepfather, she is ‘too dumb to keep going to school’ (CP 9).
1) Harriet Jacobs chooses to start her biography with her childhood and how extremely fortune she is. The very first sentence is “[She is] BORN a slave; but [she] never knew it till six years of happy childhood ha[s] [went] away ” (8). The reason why she does not know she was born a slave is because “she never dream[s] [she is] a piece of merchandise” (8). Jacobs, Linda the protagonist, says “When [she is] six years old, [her] mother die[s]” (9), and that is when Linda realizes that she is a slave. This is why Linda believes that her childhood happiness ends due to the horrifying things slaves have to do.